Help with doctors and tests

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I am 46 and have gone to 2 doctors when I lived in Ak and they both said my symptoms seem to be a thyroid problem. But when the tests come back my thyroid came back normal. This was 2 years ago.

So a little about me....I am 46 and have had psoriasis all my life and had a hysterectomy last year due to fybroids and cysts and had feet issues and hair loss that I thought was gone after the surgery. I have been doagnosed with depression. I have always had to watch what I ate but it was only about 20lbs overweight but for the last about 4 yrs I have been 60 to 70 lbs overweight and now I just cannot lose it and I barely eat! I have been anemic.

My joint pain is awful and getting worse everyday. My feet hurt when I wake up and pain all day and I get swollen feet by evening, and I am very weak. sometimes I cannot open jars and such. Or lift things. I use to be active and into sports but no more. When I try to run I feel like I am gonna fall. My calves hurt and joints like my elbows and toes hurt. My skin sometimes hurts as well and is really dry. And my thinking is awful I have brain fog and memory loss. I choke when I eat often and I am tired and my thoughts are getting very negative. I hate being this way.

Does this sound like a thyroid issue and what Doctor can I go to find out? I am in pain everyday and just want help.

My mom dad grandmother niece and some aunts have been diagnosed with hypothyroid.

I just want help.

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    You may need to see endocrinologist they are specialist in the thyroid area and hypo and hyper is definitely hereditary. Your symptoms sounds like thyroid issues good luck to you. Trust me I know what your going through.

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    Get tested again. Demand a referral to an endocrinologist. Don't take no for van answer, especially given the history of hypo in your family.

    Good Luck!

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    If you have psoriasis and joint pain you need to be assessed by a rheumatologist. You could have psoriatic arthritis.
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    Their "normal" and normal for us to actually feel okay are way different when it comes to thyroid labs. Get your TPO checked because you could be like me and a million other people and have Hoshimotos disease with high antibodies and normal thyroid labs. We still feel as if we are literally dying and with normal labs these life altering and debilitating symptoms go unchecked and untreated. Also find out what your iron,B12, and vitamin D are. Ill assume they will be low. Good luck and get checked for all auto immune disorders and pray to god its not Hoshimotos. We are all fighting to just do simple everyday tasks and only want to be what we used to be. The medical community unfortunately only wants their money.

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